1. Be confident.
Never doubt your ability to achieve anything, if you believe in your self, and you believe that you can lose weight, half of the challenge is already completed.
2. Set short term, achievable goals.
Saying that you will lose 10 lbs in a week will only make you depressed when you can't achieve it, but likewise 1 stone in a year makes it hard to keep track of you progress. Set short term, achievable goals and then you will feel a lot better.
3. Determine your calorie intake per day
If you monitor how many calories you take in per day then you know that you must burn off more with exercise than you took in, allowing you to control how much weight you will be losing per day. Many exercise machines show how many calories you have burned, so use this to your advantage.
4. Replace fatty habits with healthy alternatives
Think to yourself, I will replace every burger that I normally eat on a Tuesday afternoon with a salad instead, with various other fatty foods. This will help you to take in less calories,plus these alternatives have extra sparks to them as well.
5. Drink plenty of water
Water is great, and has a minuscule amount of sugar in it compared to most other drinks, so plenty of water keeps you hydrated as well as healthy in the food sense.
Simple as, exercise burns calories, which will in turn burn off all that fat, giving you a much slimmer look.
7. Rest a lot
This means not only taking at least 24-48 hours between strength training the same muscles, and taking 1-2 days off from exercising each week; it also means knowing how much sleep you need, since sleep deficiency impairs your ability to lose fat.